Feeding Children's Mind & Bodies
At Delivering Hope, our Vision is for every child to have a pathway free of roadblocks, ensuring today's children
can grow into tomorrow's successful leaders. A child's heart, mind and body must receive proper nutrition, educational opportunities, and a loving support system to be able to reach their full potential. Delivering Hope will provide nutrition,
support, and caring to achieve this Vision, starting one child and one community at a time.
Our mission at Delivering Hope is to provide food assistance to children in need, support educational programs
for children and offer support to any child striving to meet their full potential.
Who We Help
Fenton Area Schools (Michigan)
Linden Community Schools (Michigan)
Lake Fenton Community Schools (Michigan)
Kristen Sobanski, Founder and President
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi
This is my favorite quotes and one of the reasons we founded Delivering Hope. I have always had a passion to help others, especially children. As I became more aware and educated about the impact poverty has on children, I knew I needed to "be the change."
As a mother of four amazing children, I see firsthand that there is no greater investment than to invest in a child by removing any roadblocks to their success. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to give back to my community. It is with the tremendous support of my family, friends and community that we can make a difference in today's youth. I look forward to continuing to work together!
In addition to Delivering Hope, I am also a certified Project Management Professional with over 15 years of experience. I currently work as a Project Manager for Deviate, LLC. Prior to Deviate, I worked as a Sr. Project Manager for Menlo Worldwide Logistics. I hold both an undergraduate degree focusing on Business Logistics and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University.
Eric Sobanski, Co-Founder and Vice President
I am a father of four, a PhD in Industrial Engineering, and an executive with Peco Pallet. My passion for learning, continuous improvement and teaching has guided my personal and professional successes fostering growth in myself, my family, and my community. After becoming a father in 2013 and beginning to learn more about community schools and children's success factors my eyes were opened to the hunger epidemic in the US. The correlations between hunger and learning have ignited my passion for having a positive impact on children in the community. Supporting Kristen through founding the charity Delivering Hope, I want to have a positive impact by achieving the vision of feeding children's minds and bodies.
In addition to being on the board of Delivering Hope, I am a Senior Vice President at Peco Pallet. I also teach several graduate courses for Oklahoma State University through the distance learning program. I have earned multiple Industrial Engineering degrees, a Bachelors of Science from Kettering University, a Master's of Science and Doctorate from Oklahoma State University. Additionally, I have a Masters of Science from the National Defense University in Washington, DC in National Resource Strategy.